Supreme Court denounces hatred of gay couples
The Supreme Court leaped into the 21st century recently by nullifying the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), catching up with public opinion favoring gay marriage. The court, with the usual 5-4 “political” split, ruled that married same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits such as health care, Social Security, life insurance and survivor tax policies. Edith Windsor of New York offers a good example of how survivors in gay marriages w...
Bagging black bucks in the Gunshine State
George Zimmerman often went out hunting and finally bagged himself a young black buck. Had there been no public outcry, he could have done like more than 500 fellow killers in the 22 states with "Stand Your Ground" laws: Just say he felt threatened, then walked away to wash off the blood. And maybe look for a good taxidermist to mount the trophy. Zimmerman pales in comparison to an angry white guy named Michael David Dunn. Nine months after Tr...
The sanitized republican
You wouldn’t think waiting in a parking lot for a fireworks display in the midst of excited, happy and screaming kids was a good place for political debate.